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Manitoba is investing in the health of its future citizens. Healthy Baby is a two-part program of financial assistance for nutrition during pregnancy and community programs that offer nutritional and health information to expectant and new families.
If you are pregnant, live in Manitoba and have a net family income of less than $32,000 a year, you may be able to receive the Manitoba Prenatal Benefit. If you are approved for the benefit, you can start to receive monthly cheques in your second trimester of pregnancy until the month your baby is due.
The amount you will receive is based on your income. You could get between $10.00 to $81.41 a month. (Sample benefits ...)
If you receive income assistance (provincial or band), you will be eligible for $81.41.
To apply for benefits, you need to fill out an application form. An application form can be downloaded from this site, picked up in medical offices, community agencies, and government offices, or can be obtained from the Healthy Child Manitoba Office (phone number below...).
You also need a medical note from your health care provider, confirming your pregnancy and expected due date.
After the baby is born, federal child benefits begin. Together, federal and provincial benefits offer longer-term financial security for families.
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the Manitoba Prenatal Benefit Regulation
Healthy Baby Community Support Programs help pregnant women and new parents connect with other parents, families and health professionals. Healthy Baby group sessions offer social support and informal learning opportunities to encourage early, regular prenatal care and promote healthy infant development. These programs:
In Manitoba, Healthy Baby programming can be found in over 100 communities.
Women living in First Nations Communities may call (204) 983-4199 to learn about a Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program in your area.
|Healthy Child Manitoba is a partnership of:
Aboriginal and Northern Affairs | Children and Youth Opportunities | Culture, Heritage and Tourism | Education | Family Services and Labour / Status of Women | Health | Healthy Living, Seniors and Consumer Affairs | Housing and Community Development | Immigration and Multiculturalism | Justice